The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 180 194 171
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 10 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.30% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 21
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£488 £538 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £362 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £670 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+168.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3980 4626 4339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.66% 77.34% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3102 3394 3315
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 75
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.10% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.25 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 13 (61.90%) Banking
1 13 (61.90%) Market Risk
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) Investment Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
4 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
5 7 (33.33%) Credit Risk
6 6 (28.57%) Hadoop
6 6 (28.57%) Big Data
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (19.05%) UML
8 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) Front Office
9 3 (14.29%) Statistics
9 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 3 (14.29%) VBA
9 3 (14.29%) SAS
10 2 (9.52%) ETL
10 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
10 2 (9.52%) Derivative
10 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
10 2 (9.52%) Project Management
10 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 2 (9.52%) R

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 6 (28.57%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (61.90%) Banking
2 10 (47.62%) Investment Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 3 (14.29%) Front Office
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Risk Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Business Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Market Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Market Risk Analyst
4 7 (33.33%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 6 (28.57%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Data Modeller
7 2 (9.52%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Senior IT Business Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Modeller
8 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Quantitative Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Excel VBA Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Risk Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Castor
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Market Risk
2 7 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 4 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (14.29%) Statistics
4 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
5 2 (9.52%) Derivative
6 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
1 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
2 4 (19.05%) UML
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) ETL
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) MapReduce
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VBA
3 2 (9.52%) R
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Basel III
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Vertica
1 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Murex
1 1 (4.76%) HP
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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